Polly White peach is one of the most winter hardy heirloom peach varieties; withstands temperatures to -20 degrees F. Polly White has medium to large fruit with white skin overlaid with a rich crimson blush. Very sweet, tender, juicy, white freestone flesh of the highest quality. Recognized as a hardy and productive since it was first recognized in Iowa early 1920's
Growing Considerations for Polly White Peach
USDA Zones: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Harvest Period: Very Late
Storage: A few weeks
Uses: Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies, Canning / Preserves
Disease Resistance: Good
Origin Date: 1900`s
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Years to Bear: 1-3 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits